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Forsling

Gustav Forsling (born on June 12, 1996 in Linkoping, Sweden) is a Swedish ice hockey player currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

A product of Linköpings HC, Forsling made his senior Swedish Hockey League debut with the club during the 2014–15 SHL season.

On January 29, 2015, he was traded to the Blackhawks in exchange for Adam Clendening and on May 11, 2016, he inked a three-year contract with the team.

On November 13, 2016, Forsling scored his first NHL goal in a 3–2 win against Al Montoya of the Montreal Canadiens. He was later re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs on January 6, 2017.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13Linköpings HC J2014011810000
2013–14Linköpings HC J2044612183621342
2014–15Linköpings HC SHL383368
2015–16Linköpings HC SHL4861521461234
2016–17Chicago BlackhawksNHL382354
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL3017812
SHL totals 86 9 18 27 12 6 1 2 3 4
NHL totals 38 2 3 5 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden WHC17 Template:Goca 6 0 2 2 2
2013 Sweden IH18 7th 4 0 0 0 6
2014 Sweden WJC18 4th 7 4 1 5 2
2015 Sweden WJC 4th 7 3 5 8 0
Junior totals 24 7 8 15 10

International PlayEdit

Forsling represented Sweden's junior national teams on several occasions.

Serving as captain for Team Sweden, he was named to the All-Star Team at the 2016 World Junior Championship.

Forsling earned his first caps with Sweden's men's national team during the 2015–16 Euro Hockey Tour.

AccoladesEdit

Awards Year
U17 WHC Gold Medal 2012-13
J18 SM Silver Medal 2013-14
U20 WJC All-Star Team 2014-15

Personal LifeEdit

Forsling has two younger brothers, Hampus (who is currently playing hockey for Asplöven HC) and Hannes (who is currently playing hockey for Linköping HC).

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